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Program Held in Conjunction with Global Fabric & Trimming Event's Home Furnishings Showcase

ATLANTA (August 10, 2005)  Cotton Incorporated will present "A Collection of Colors and Fabrics for the Home in 2007" in conjunction with the new Home Furnishings Showcase at the Material World New York exhibition, September 28-30, 2005 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Scheduled for Thursday, September 29 from 9:30  10:30 a.m., the program will be led by Color and Textile Trend Forecaster Dana Poor, who also heads up Cotton Incorporated's New York-based home trend forecasting team.

Poor's presentation will consist of 26 colors, key fabric directions and constructions, and new concepts and themes that will impact the home market in the future. An extensive overview of lifestyle trends and consumer attitudes will also be included in her seasonal presentations. Admission is free to all registered Material World attendees. Seating is based on a first-come, first serve basis so early arrival is recommended.

Building upon the successful debut of the Home Furnishings Showcase during the March 2005 edition of Material World Miami Beach, show producer/manager Urban Expositions is bringing the Home Furnishings Showcase to New York. Offering a variety of fabric, leather, trim and service resources for home furnishings industry members, this showcase complements Material World New York's extensive selection of apparel resources and firmly establishes it as the one-stop global resource for sourcing, fabric, trim and trends.

The Material World New York Home Furnishings Showcase will feature a variety of mills, converters, leather and trimming manufacturers showcasing product in a wide variety of categories, including cottons, chenille, chintzes, velvets, faux fabrics, flocks, jacquards, leather, sheeting, tapestries and more. Among the companies that will be part of the New York Home Furnishings Showcase are: Alexander Henry; Discount Fabrics; Excell Fabrics; Expo International; Fabric Country; Global Leather; Home Couture Collective/Gelberg Braid; Lafayette Internacional S.A.; Leatherworks; Medike; Michael Miller; Milliken; Nippon High Pile/Luco Int'l; Novatex; OHCO; Shannon; Skin Prints; Sommers Plastic; Tex-Tenn; Veteran Leather; World Linen; YLI Trims

Target attendees for Material World's Home Furnishings section include upholstery manufacturers, retailers, interior designers, jobbers and over-the- counter businesses.

"We're delighted to add Cotton Incorporated's home fashion color and trend presentation to our line-up," says Betty Webb, sales director, Material World New York. "Attendees from the home furnishings industry will have the unrivaled opportunity to explore the latest offerings from industry leaders, attend fabulous forecasting programs like this one and get an inside look at breaking apparel colors, trends, textures and fabrics, which currently influence home furnishing trend directions."

As an added benefit for attendees, the Home Furnishings section will also feature a special trend and color pavilion highlighting fabric and resources from many exhibiting companies.

Urban Expositions and the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) announced the launch of the new fall edition of Material World New York earlier this year in response to increasing industry demand for a global fabric, trend and sourcing event in the New York marketplace. Urban Expositions and the AAFA will build upon the steady growth and solid international reputation of the Material World Miami Beach event to ensure the success of the New York exhibition.


Cotton Incorporated Material World Program/page two

The Home Furnishings Showcase is just one of many other products and service highlights for the New York edition, including:

ASAP GLOBAL SOURCING PAVILION Urban Expositions and the ASAP Global Sourcing Show, a Material World global marketing partner, have entered into a marketing alliance to further expand the international exhibitor base of Material World New York. As part of the alliance, participating countries will form their own country pavilion within the Material World New York Global Pavilion, giving attendees the chance to explore the full range of fabrics, textiles, company production strengths, pricing structures and capabilities each country offers.

EXPANSIVE EXHIBITOR BASE OFFERS ONE STOP RESOURCE FOR ATTENDEES In addition to the Global Pavilion and Home Furnishings Showcase, Material World New York, an official event of the American Apparel & Footwear Association, will bring together the introductions and innovations from leading companies from North, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe and other regions in every sector, including fabric, trim, yarn, components, educational institutions, contractors, manufacturers, technology (CAD, PDM, web-enabled solutions), full-packaging providers, publications, services, (freight forwarders, financial, color/trend forecasting), associations, and others.

Material World New York is expected to attract key decision-makers, including CEOs, presidents, general managers, manufacturing vice presidents, sourcing executives, product development executives, designers, manufacturers, purchasing agents, marketing executives, branded apparel companies and retailers, including mail order, private label and e-business, importers and others.

FALL/WINTER 2006 COLOR AND TREND FORECASTS In addition to product, packaging and sourcing opportunities and the Home Furnishings color and trend area, the September 2005 event will feature trend pavilions highlighting the color, fabric and trim elements expected to define the fashion direction for Fall/Winter 2006. In addition, color and trend presentations from major trend leaders will be a key part of the event.

MATERIAL WORLD NEW YORK QUICK FACTS Hours: Wednesday, September 28: 10:00 a.m.  5:00 p.m. Thursday, September 29: 10:00 a.m.  5:00 p.m. Friday, September 30: 10:00 a.m.  3:30 p.m. Location: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY Travel: For discounted hotels, call Connections at 800. 262.9974 or 404.842.0000. Show Info: For exhibitor or attendee information on Material World New York, call 1.800.318.2238 or 678.285.3976. E-mail: inquiry@material-world.com, Website: www.material-world.com

Posted Aug. 10,2005

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